Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has vowed that his ankle injury nightmare will not prevent him from returning to football for too long.



The United States has requested that Switzerland extradite seven Fifa officials who were arrested on corruption charges in May.


Atletico Madrid winger Arda Turan has moved to deny reports he has already agreed to join Barcelona.
Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has vowed that his ankle injury nightmare will not prevent him from returning to football for too long.
Chelsea are interested in a move for Stuttgart centre-back Antonio Rudiger, according to his agent.
Pep Guardiola says only Bastian Schweinsteiger can decide whether or not he remains at Bayern Munich this summer, and insists his side have no interest in signing Angel Di Maria from Manchester United.
Manchester United are attempting to sell Robin van Persie without the striker's knowledge, according to former Netherlands international Pierre van Hooijdonk.
Inter and AC Milan are preparing to go head-to-head in the race to sign Stevan Jovetic from Manchester City, Goal understands.
Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer has slammed the suggestion Douglas Costa is a Franck Ribery replacement as "disrespectful".
Ilkay Gundogan has signed a new contract with Borussia Dortmund that will keep at Signal Iduna Park until 2017, the Bundesliga club have confirmed.
Danny Blind has been appointed as the new head coach of Netherlands following Guus Hiddink's departure.
Radamel Falcao has signed a contract with Chelsea and will link up with his new club on their pre-season tour of North America, according to a report.
AC Milan have reached an initial agreement to sign Shakhtar Donetsk striker Luiz Adriano.
AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Colombia international Carlos Bacca from Sevilla.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says getting his players fit again for the coming season is more important than any new signings the club will make this summer.
The United States has requested that Switzerland extradite seven Fifa officials who were arrested on corruption charges in May.
Philipp Lahm says he has no intention of making a comeback for Germany, insisting he was right to retire from international football after winning the World Cup in 2014.
A heartbreaking injury-time own goal knocked Mark Sampson's Lionesses out of the Women's World Cup and put the defending champions Japan through to the final.
Roma have signed Iago Falque in a loan deal that is set to be made permanent, for a fee which could rise to €9million
Barcelona have had an €80 million bid for Paul Pogba rejected, Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed.
Inter have completed the signing of Atletico Madrid defender Miranda.
Veteran goalkeeper Christian Abbiati has extended his stay at Milan by another season after agreeing a one-year deal.

Caroline Wozniacki made the third round at Wimbledon after a display that was by turns magnificent and appalling against Denisa Allertová.
Britain's James Ward powered his way into the third round of Wimbledon with a superb victory against Jirí Veselý.
Honda test rider Hiroshi Aoyama will make a return to MotoGP in Germany next weekend in place of Karel Abraham at AB Motoracing.
Top seed Serena Williams was kept waiting to get on Centre court but she swept aside big-serving Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4 6-1 inside an hour on Wednesday to reach the Wimbledon third round.
A routine second-round Wimbledon victory would not normally live long in the memory of Maria Sharapova but she might preserve a small space for a bizarre cameo in Wednesday's match when she served three successive double faults to lose serve to love.
We've had complaints about everything from V6 power units to tyres in recent months and now you can add the state of the trophies to that list, thanks to Lewis Hamilton.
Mo Farah has given an emotional interview to Sky Sports News following allegations made against his coach Alberto Salazar.
Roger Federer began his quest for an eighth Wimbledon title in fine style as he cruised through his opening match against Damit Dzumhur.
Roger Federer's effortless stroll through the early stages at Wimbledon continued as he brought out the party tricks in a 6-4 6-2 6-2 victory over Sam Querrey to reach the third round on Thursday.
Andy Murray barely broke a sweat as he thrashed Robin Haase 6-1 6-1 6-4 to reach the third round at Wimbledon.
In light of upcoming engine developments, Honda believe that they can help turn McLaren's disastrous season around.
Beaming Heather Watson insists the prospect of squaring up to world number one and five-time champion Serena Williams doesn't frighten her one bit after she stormed into the third round of Wimbledon for just the second time in her career.
Defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic halted the run of Jarkko Nieminen in the second round at Wimbledon.
Andy Murray won his first-round match at Wimbledon, beating Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4 7-6 6-4.
Defending champion Peta Kvitova was in ominous form as she destroyed Kiki Bertens in her opening match at Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal, who has slipped down the sport's pecking order after 18 months of injury and below-par performances, showed glimpses of his power and determination in a 6-4 6-2 6-4 win over Brazil's Bellucci on a sun-drenched Number One Court.

Malta handball national team made it to the quater-finals of the IHF Emerging Nations men’s championship,held in Kosovo, after losing to Cameroon in a play-off for eighth place.
Five athletes from Team Noel won their matches in the latest edition of Gladiators Night, among them two World Kickboxing Network (WKN) title belts.
HiTT Academy is proud to announce that HiTT Head Coach Mario Genovese has been recently entrusted to assist Table Tennis Consult Swedish training camp in Molndall Gothenburg led by Peter Nilsson.
The ground breaking hockey 5s tournament came to an end with the girls’ competition being won by the Italian team who overcame the Turkish side 3–0.
Floriana Basketball Club are organising a Basketball Summer School in collaboration with St. Thomas Institute at the King George V Gardens, Floriana.
Graham Borg (Birkirkara St. Joseph) and Hannah Pace (Pembroke Athleta) joined thousands of triathletes on Sunday 21st June in the Barcelona Triathlon, which has since its inception in 2008 attracted professional and amateur triathletes.
A team of three athletes represented Malta at the European Union Weightlifting Championship for Youths, held on the 19th and 20th June and held in Rome, Italy.
A Maltese team that competed in an international off road event in Italy, known as King Of Italy, between Friday 19th and Sunday 21st registered a great success.
L-isport jista’ jkun sfruttat sabiex jgħin lill-ekonomija. Din it-tema kienet il-bażi taż-żewġ diskorsi li għamlu l-Ministru għall-Ekonomija, Investiment u Intrapriżi Żgħar Chris Cardona u s-Segretarju Parlamentari għar-Riċerka, l-Innovazzjoni, iż-Żgħażagħ u l-Isport Chris Agius waqt konferenza tal-aħbarijiet li saret fil-Kumpless Sportiv tal-Kottonera.
During this week the Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi (ASMK) will be organizing the 20th edition of the ‘2015 FIM-Europe Congress’.
The 2014/15 table tennis season has been truly memorable and successful for HiTT Academy as once again they proved to be the leading table tennis school at the Junior National Championships.
Three national records, two individual and one relay, marked the National Swimming Championships held at Tal-Qroqq Sports Complex between the 26th and the 28th of June.
In their third group match, Malta beat Ireland 29-25 to make it to the quarter finals of the International Handball Federation (IHF) Emerging Nations Handball Tournament which is being held in Kosovo.
Clive Farrugia won the MSSF Skeet Selection organized by the Malta Shooting Sport Federation at Bidnija on Sunday.
Two contrasting matches at Marsa last weekend first saw the Marsa select team whitewash the Swansea University Touring XI and the following day the result saw a convincing win for the tourists!
Malta have scored a sensational 35-34 victory against Belgium at the famous Carnegie Headingley Stadium in Leeds, England on Sunday afternoon.

Balzan Youths marked their debut in a UEFA competition with a 2-0 defeat to Bosnia’s FK Zeljeznicar in the first leg of their Europa League first qualifying round at Hibernians Stadium on Tuesday.
UEFA has appointed FIFA Referee Adrian Azzopardi to take charge of the Europa League 1st Qualifying Round match between Brøndby IF (Denmark) and AC Juvenes/Dogana (San Marino), being played in Brøndby Stadion, Copenhagen, on Thursday 02nd July.
Valletta won the last Youth FA honour of the season by beating Sliema 3-1 in the Under-17 Knock-Out Final.
Hibernians will open their Premier League title defence with a tough clash against Balzan Youths, it was announced on Friday.
Malta came from a goal down to beat Latvia 2-1 away in Group One of the UEFA Under 21 Championships qualifiers on Tuesday to maintain their unbeaten start.
Two second-half goals handed Malta a 2-0 win over Lithuania in an international friendly match at the National Stadium on Monday.
The good relations between the Malta Football Association’s and the Bulgarian Football Union’s Refereeing Departments have once again materialised in an invitation for a team of local officials to take charge of a match on Bulgarian soil.
FIFA Beach Soccer Referee Jude Amin Utulu has been appointed to officiate at the EURO WINNERS CUP 2015 Finals being held in Catania, Sicily, between 2nd and 7th June.
The Beach Soccer national team will be taking part later this year in an international event, the 1st edition of the Mediterranean Beach Games.
Prolific striker Fabrizio Miccoli, a former Juventus and Palermo player, has just signed a one-year contract with Birkirkara.
Hibernians have been drawn against Maccabi Tel-Aviv of Israel in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.
Hibernians captain Andrew Cohen has been named on Friday as the MFA Footballer of the Year for season 2014/15.
A Refereeing Course for Beginners for all those interested in getting involved in football and futsal will be organised by the Malta FA Refereeing Department between Thursday, 09th July and Tuesday, 11th August.
Malta national coach Pietro Ghedin named his provisional squad for the upcoming two matches against Lithuania and Bulgaria.
Malta moved up four places to 145th in the latest edition of the FIFA World Rankings published on Thursday.
Over 190 goalkeepers aged from under nine to seniors including girls will take part in the 5 th edition of the Goalkeeper Battle.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
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